Sundays with Sophie: Flay Family Recipes for Any Day of the Week

Clarkson Potter. Oct. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9780593232408. $35. COOKING
This new offering, inspired by Flay’s (Beat Bobby Flay) favorite day of the week to cook for friends and family, highlights no fuss, no muss cooking with an emphasis on flavor. Flay and his daughter Sophie comment on dishes and share family stories with sidebars and feature quotes. That may sound busy, but the layout remains clean, and the photos are bright, appetizing, and informative. Each chapter delivers a feature loaded with tips for success in the kitchen for the beginning cook, along with enough sophistication for the experienced chef. Creative flavors and plenty of Flay-family comfort dishes, including roasts and decadent desserts, are perfect for entertaining, and there are also vegetarian options throughout, providing lighter fare for weeknight affairs. The father-daughter duo recently debuted a new Food Network show; though this book is not a true companion, it will appeal to fans. Not just another celebrity chef cookbook—will find its audience among cooks of all levels looking for simple execution with elegant results.
VERDICT The Flays have slayed it with a casual family cookbook that covers the basics for beginners, but it is full of surprises for veteran home chefs.
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